• Amanda Vanderbeek

    Amanda Vanderbeek

    Class of 2012
    Ely, MN
    Elementary education

    Amanda's Bio:
    I grew up in the Twin Cities, but now live up in Ely, MN near the BWCA, where my family has been for the last 7 years. I have three brothers, who I adore, and I enjoy fishing, playing basketball, and rough housing with them whenever I can. My mom has been a daycare provider since I was born, which served as inspiration for me to pursue a degree in Elementary education. I also love to paint, draw, and DANCE! I have been dancing for twenty years and am a dance instructor in Superior, WI....I can't imagine a life without it!

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

  • Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

  • Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

  • Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

No oven? You Can Still Bake!

Consider yourself a master baker, but have no oven to use to create your beautiful concoctions?  Did you know that you can bake cookies and cakes using…….drumroll…….a microwave?!  Well you can!  It’s super easy and can yield the same great tastes and aromas as baking in a regular oven does.  I must admit that the texture of these cookies ends up being a bit different then what you would expect when baking cookies.  Since these are cooked using dielectric heating, the cookies will have more of an airy and crunchy texture.  However, if you have a baking itch and you have a microwave, these might just satisfy your craving!

Microwave Cookies

Difficulty: Very Easy

Time: 15min

Number of servings: 20 cookies



1/2 cup) butter (softened)

5 tbsp.) sugar

1 egg

1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

¼ cup chocolate chips

sprinkles of your choice



1. Beat butter and sugar until creamy, add egg and mix well

2. Sift dry ingredients into wet, and mix well.  Add chocolate chips.

3. Drop 5 cookies (at a time) by teaspoon in a ring onto
waxed paper on microwave oven glass tray.

4. Microwave at 500w for 3min or 3 min + 30sec.

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